Your Portal to Pueblo’s Past

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Who We Are

The Pueblo County Historical Society [PCHS] is located in the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center at 203 West B Street, Pueblo, Colorado. The historical society has been in existence since 1975 and is 100% self-funded and operated by volunteers. The mission of the society is to bring together those people interested in history, especially the history of Pueblo County, the State of Colorado, and the United States in general.

Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage. We have over 500 paid members. The 24-member board consists of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and 20 at-large members.

What We Do

  • Help protect and promote historic Pueblo
  • Present monthly programs of local and regional topics
  • Publish a monthly publication, The Pueblo Lore
  • Conduct field trips
  • Publish books on topics of local history
  • Collect artifacts that relate to the history of the region
  • Maintain the ever-growing Edward Broadhead Research Library, a collection of over 11,000 titles and 2,500 maps, with an emphasis on regional history
  • Maintain over 10,000 photographs of the local area from 1890 to the present
  • Provide research services

Membership Meeting & Dinner

2nd Thursday of the month
Union Depot @ B Street
6:00 Dinner • 7:00 Program

The dinner is $19.00 and requires reservations by the Friday before the meeting by calling Larry Frank at 561-0619. If you wish to attend just the program, it is free.

Library

The Edward Broadhead Library has a collection of over 7,500 titles and 2,500 maps with an emphasis on regional history. Located in the upper level of the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center, 203 West “B” Street. It is free and open to the public 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.Tuesday thru Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.and by appointment.

Museum

The Historical Society has many items on display at the Heritage Museum, however most items are currently in storage in anticipation of someday acquiring a proper museum facility. Donations of items or money can be made by contacting the office in the Library at 719-543-6772.

Membership

Members receive advance notice of speakers and events plus our monthly publication The Pueblo Lore. We welcome donations, memorials, gift memberships, and endowments of any and all amounts. All of these are acknowledged with a card sent to the donor and giftee and in The Pueblo Lore.

Pueblo Lore

The Pueblo Lore, ISSN 0741-6598, is published monthly by the Pueblo County Historical Society, 203 “B” Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. Click here to view tables of content from past issues of the Lore. The Pueblo Lore is provided as a benefit to members of the Pueblo County Historical Society. Single copies can be purchased for $5.00 each.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the society is to bring together those people interested in history, especially the history of Pueblo County, the State of Colorado, and the United States in general.

CONTACT INFO

203 West “B” Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

Email: info@pueblohistory.org
Phone: (719) 543-6772

BOARD OFFICERS

President
Joan Mihalick

Vice President
Robert Strader

Secretary
Carol Tokar

Treasurer
Halcyon Mathis

BOARD MEMBERS

Jeff Arnold, Bill Crain, Pat Crump, John Ercul – Past President, Larry Frank, Dorothy Hammond, Pam Jacobsen, Louise Keach, Marjorie Lindskog, Joe Mahaney, Arlene Manzanares, Allyn Middelkamp, Tom Perkins, Chris Schreck, Michael Theis, Mary Wallace, George Williams, Peggy Willcox, Bill Wilcoxson, Bill Wood